Forever scrolling Pinterest in search of an accessible how-to guide for the industrial home ware trend? Us too. When it comes to warehouse-inspired spaces, we’ve never met an exposed brick wall, iron table and artfully placed houseplant combo that we haven’t liked. Make that loved.
The industrial trend might seem intimidating to some because of the emphasis on minimalism, but trust us, this is a look you’ll want to get to know, because it just gets better with age.
Here’s how we’re conquering industrial home ware in our own favourite spaces this season (and beyond).
Starting with the essentials, introduce industrial influences into any room with furniture designed with minimalist intentions. Crafted from classic substrates including zinc, iron and brass, our core pieces promise a less-is-more approach. Our gunmetal shelving provides the perfect spot for showcasing much-loved trinkets, alongside the matching nest of tables.
Turn your lighting into the focal point of any room with vast pieces. Don’t shy away from high-drama lighting like our modern take on a chandelier, which features tiered droplet bulbs. For a more subtle approach, brass fixtures are a sure fire hit. For your bedside table, combine rustic wood finishes with sleek iron in a burnt wood ombre table lamp.
Embrace imperfections to bring personality to your space. Carefully distressed pieces give a rustic finish to the look, and purposefully aged pieces provide an eye-catching talking point. As always, the devil is in the detail, so continue your pared-back approach in your glassware, where hand-blown pieces have a flecked finish, making every piece unique.
If you’re green-fingered by nature or fancy giving it a go, introducing house plants into your industrial space will instantly inject life into the room. Who hasn’t got a Pinterest board full of enviable photos of perfectly arranged houseplants? If you're not quite sure you can manage the responsibility of being a plant parent, this wall art might be the perfect alternative.
Softening the space
Opt for artfully arranged textiles to bring a softer touch to your favourite spaces. Balance the harsher pieces with intricately hand-crafted rugs, cushions and pouffes to make the space feel cosy. Keep your palette pared back with a monochrome rug, where an Aztec pattern remains the focus.